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NGC 1981 Facts

NGC 1981 is an open cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 1,300 LY light years away in the constellation of Orion.

It is also referred to as NGC(1981) in the New General Catalogue. This is a list of deep space objects that was compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888 in an update to John Herschel earlier catalogue. NGC 1981 was discovered in 1827 by John Herschel.

The Open Cluster's location is 05:35:09.6 (R.A.) and -04:25:30 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 4.00 Magnitude with an apparent dimension of 28.00 . The object can be seen with the naked eye, that is, you don't need a telescope/binoculars to see it.

Fact File

NameNGC 1981
TypeOpen Cluster
NGC Id1981
Right Ascension05:35:09.6
Distance (Lt.Yr)1,300 LY
Apparent Dimension28.00
Visual / Apparent Magnitude4.00
Naked Eye VisibleYes - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1827
DiscovererJohn Herschel

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